Since its 2004 birth, the Cadillac CTS-V has gone from a frustratingly incomplete car to one of the best performance vehicles in the world. And with the all-new 2016 model sporting the Corvette Z06’s stellar LT4 engine, Cadillac’s message to the world’s super sedans is clear: we’re coming for you.
Airstrip attack racing has exploded in popularity in recent years, helping it become one of the most popular modern motorsports. Combining a stationary start with the crazy speeds of a half-mile drag race, airstrip attack racing pushes both man and machine to the very edge.
A 507-horsepowered C63 AMG Black Series may seem like a sufficient performance car, but the brains at Weistec Engineering feel otherwise, taking their Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack 7 to almost 800 horsepower.
So if I just told you that someone screwed a wing and other body mods onto a Mercedes hatchback-the fugly steeds of Connecticut Stepford wives-you'd probably groan. But two things: one, this isn’t some bloated, American-market Mercedes wagon-it's an A 45 AMG. And two, it's not some slapdash body kit-it's one of Japan-based Varis' own project cars.
If you were one of the many enthusiasts who drooled over the outgoing SLS AMG supercar, then sulked after eyeballing its stratospheric, $200,000-plus price tag, then 2016 is your lucky year, plebe. That’s because Mercedes-Benz—the humorless, anal grandparent of the motoring world, has once again let its testosterone-fueled AMG stepchild off the leash, and the result is the powerful 2016 AMG GT and GT S sports cars.